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Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco's Unified Communications Domain Manager software contains a privileged account with a static password that can't be deleted or changed

Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins


Attackers abuse legacy routing protocol to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

DDoS attacks can be amplified through SOHO routers that still use the Routing Information Protocol version 1, researchers warn.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 2

Line up for IPv4 addresses... HP makes PC/enterprise split official... PayPal to buy money transfer service Xoom

DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

One third of enterprise iOS devices vulnerable to app, data hijacking attacks

Researchers from FireEye found five flaws that can be exploited by rogue apps installed through the iOS enterprise provisioning system

Austrian court dismisses class action suit against Facebook

The court said it has no jurisdiction over the case; the complainant plans to appeal

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 1

Court says NSA can keep collecting phone records... Vandals cut cables again... Leap second largely trouble-free

China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

U.S. trade groups are worried that China's security policies could stifle business in the country

Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down

Robot apocalypse unlikely, but researchers need to understand AI risks

Experts say it's time to talk about some possible negative impacts of AI and how to avoid them

Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, June 30

Security flaw pushes OPM web app offline... Oracle can charge Google for Java in Android... Microsoft mapping tech finds its way to Uber

OPM hit by class-action suit over breach of federal employee data

The employees charge the Office of Personnel Management and a contractor with negligence

FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The Prized app secretly mined virtual currencies on mobile phones

US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

The agency has suffered two major hacks in recent months

MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

MIT researchers have shown a way to fix flaws using code copied from a working program

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